Weekly Feature



September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Village discusses permit policy, tree planting on Main Street

The mayor’s permit policy for holding outdoor events may soon be changed.  At its work session Monday night, members of the Williamsville Village Board discussed changing the times in which a mayor’s permit can allow for outdoor ampl More...

Ward system petition declared invalid by judge

Appeal not ruled out

A State Supreme Court judge on Friday ruled that a petition — seeking to allow voters to decide on establishing a ward system in the Town of Amherst — is invalid.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Transportation policy changes urged by school board

Amherst Central

Members of the Amherst School Board have agreed to put a resolution on their Oct. More...

CENTENARIANS DAY

— Elderwood Village at Glenwood recognized five of its residents on Saturday as part of Centenarians Day, which honors people who are at least 100 years old. More...

Sweet Home adds critical thinking, debate as new focuses in social studies

The social studies departments for all students at the Sweet Home middle and senior high schools have adjusted their curriculums for this fall in order to have a more cohesive transition between grade levels.  Plans on how they intend to accompl More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports underwear stolen from washer

Monday, Sept. 17  • A patron of an Audubon Parkway business reported that her vehicle was keyed while it was in the parking lot. She was unsure who might have caused the damage.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Softball tourney volunteers lauded

I have had the pleasure of working with the North Amherst Fire Department over the past few months in planning the first Mercy Flight Softball Tournament.  The members of this department are not only dedicated to the community they serve and pro More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Good Grief meeting scheduled for Sept. 29   More...

Sports

West Seneca East football intercepts South

Trojan defenders pick off Billies five times, team moves into first place in division

The West Seneca East football team’s defense made a big statement in Friday’s Class A South showdown against Williamsville South.  Five different Trojans defenders intercepted passes from South senior quarterback Trent Ferguson in Ea More...

South’s Roberson becomes favorite for all-around title

Noah Roberson has never won the Section VI all-around title, but this could be the year he does.  The Williamsville South junior captain took third in the all-around last year, but the two gymnasts who finished in front of him, Jonathan Zirna (C More...

North gymnastics coach excited about team’s potential

Despite only two seniors on the roster, Williamsville North girls gymnastics coach Renee Weinrieb is really looking forward to the upcoming season.  “I feel great about our team,” Weinrieb said. More...

Business

Preschool offers ‘world of discovery’

For 11 years, Kathy Honsberger has offered an educational and social place for young children at World of Discovery Preschool.  Honsberger, owner and director of the preschool, said her goal in running the establishment is to provide a safe and More...

Bonard’s serves community with flavorful products

For the past 17 years, Bonard’s has made a name for itself in selling flavored cocoa items to customers across Western New York.  The business is currently expanding its product line and seeking to change its name to Applewood Hollow.  More...

Events

Empire State College to hold info session   More...

Breaking News - 10/2/2012 8:43 AM

Two town highway workers injured

Main Street is temporarily closed between Cayuga and Mill while Amherst Police investigate a serious two-vehicle accident in the vicinity of the Main Street bridge. More...

Town lifts restriction on Meyer Road traffic

¦ Weight limit on trucks dated from 1950s

The Town Board on Monday unanimously approved removing a traffic weight restriction from Meyer Road — a ban on heavy freight that had been in place since 1959.  While approximately 20 people in attendance at the meeting were in support of More...

Oktoberfest to be held in Williamsville

The second annual Oktoberfest will take place this weekend, from Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. More...

Editorial

Ward system petition lacked preparation

Bee Editorial

A fter failing to be approved by voters in 2010 by a margin of 52 to 48 percent, the debate over the pros and cons of creating a ward system in the Town of Amherst was re-ignited in the community during the past two months.  More...

Spindle items

• “RAISING” A RUCKUS — At Monday’s Town Board meeting, area media outlets were inside the Council Chambers to capture a story about proposed raises in 2013.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 29, 1887   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m have lived in Snyder for a year and I read The Bee every week. This is a fantastic looking area, and I come from Baltimore. More...

Obituaries

Sherwood Stoll, carpenter built first house as teenager

Sherwood Stoll, a skilled carpenter and custom contractor who built his first house when he was 16 years old, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.  Mr. Stoll, 80, built the home on Millersport Highway for his parents. More...

William R. Nunz, Sr., founder and president, Lake Steel Inc.

William R. Nunz Sr., 79, of Eggertsville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.  Mr. Nunz was born in Rochester and attended Fosdick Masten High School. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean conflict and was a graduate of the U.S. More...

Death Notices

PRICE, Maria J. (nee Polek), of Amherst, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Mrs. Price is survived by three sons, Christopher, Brian and Kyle Tracey; two daughters, Angelique Hamilton and Jacqueline Manz; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Lifestyles

Geneaology club hosts lecture

The Genealogy Club will host a free lecture from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. More...

Karaoke crooners

Residents share why they enjoy the popular sing-along machines

Some people are able to hit every high and low note and stay in tune while singing a song.  Others, not so much.  But for those who have the courage to stand up in front of people at a bar, restaurant or party and sing their favorites tunes More...

5K race on Sept. 29 to benefit museum

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s first 5K Run in the Country will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 27 . Rustling the Leaves — Reading and book signing with Joyce Kessel and Jimmie Gilliam, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo. 837-8554, www.tleavesbooks.com  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 27 . Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Events

thurs. 27 . Imprint Buffalo — A benefit for Jericho Road Ministries will include light international fare, 5:30-7 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...